China Central Television is to broadcast a Sino-Japanese jointly
produced documentary on the years of Chinese revolutionary Sun
Yat-sen in Japan to mark 140 years since his birth.
Sun Yat-sen (File Photo)
The fourth channel of CCTV (China Central Television) will
broadcast the 50-minute documentary, entitled "Kyushu -- Following
Sun Yat-sen's Path" on Saturday afternoon and night, a CCTV
The documentary, shot by CCTV, the Soong Ching Ling Foundation,
and tourism agency of Kyushu, Japan, over a year, will trace Sun's
activities in Japan where he stayed for a total of nine years
between 1895 and 1924.
Sun was active in the cities of Tokyo, Nagasaki, Kobe and
Yokohama, where his experiences are thought to have shaped his
ideas of revolution.
He led the historic revolution of 1911 that overthrew the Qing
Dynasty (1644-1911), ending China's autocratic monarchical system
that had been in place for more than 2,000 years.
Sun died in Beijing on March 12, 1925. His body was temporarily
kept in the then Central Park, which was renamed Zhongshan (Sun
Yat-sen) Park in 1928.
Sun is a national hero in both Taiwan and the Chinese mainland.
Roads and parks named "Zhongshan" are seen all over China. His
trademark tunic suit, which bears his name, was once part of a
national dress code for the country's leaders and people.
(Xinhua News Agency November 4, 2006)